In line with EU Renewable Energy Directive, CeFEMA’s strategy for clean energy generation will focus on fuel cells (cf. FCH JU), for which will develop low-cost electrodes and innovative technology for electrolytic hydrogen production and study of chemical hydrides (NaBH4) for reversible hydrogen storage.
Towards environmentally-friendly and economically-viable energy storage systems (EU Energy Technology & Innovation), CeFEMA pursuits research on photovoltaic and plasmonic solar cells, piezoelectric thin films for energy harvesting, and nanostructured solid-state supercapacitors. Environmental-oriented processes, e.g. wastewater treatment, will be part of CeFEMA priorities. The strategic activity on energy-efficient membrane separation processes takes place in two international partnerships: IETS Annex XVII and CYTED Red 318RT0551. Advanced materials production for nuclear fusion related extreme environments will be pursued namely: Li-Sn and Cu ternary alloys.